First listed on: 18 February 2021


Senior Technical Officer NGS, Research Services 

Ref 334/21, Senior Technical Officer NGS, Research Services at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led University, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

Western Sydney University is seeking an experienced Senior Technical Officer to join our Next Generation Sequencing Facility - a modern, well-equipped facility utilising cutting-edge NGS technology and offering a broad range of NGS applications with a main focus on metagenomics. After appropriate training, the Senior Technical Officer will be responsible for data generation using the Illumina MiSeq sequencing platforms and will assist in the day-to-day running of the Next Generation Sequencing Facility. 

The position holder will utilise their expertise of broad areas of standard molecular biology techniques and hands-on next-generation sequencing techniques. Duties will also include quality control and processing of customers’ samples, maintenance of laboratory equipment. Accuracy, attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are important elements of this role. 

This is a full-time, ongoing role based at the Hawkesbury campus.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $96,761 to $103,754 p.a. (comprising Salary of $81,764 to $87,673 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading). 

Position Enquiries: Please contact Dr Caroline Janitz via email at

Closing Date: 8:30pm, 14 March 2021. 

To be eligible for this position, you must provide evidence of your full-time Working Rights in Australia at time of application.

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